Living Here

Be A Tourist in Your Hometown!

Do you have visiting friends and family?  Scanning maps for intriguing sites, scouting out new and interesting restaurants and plotting travel routes are rituals that build excitement and ultimately enhance the quality of any excursion.   Explore your hometown and discover what travellers from around the world already know: the Burlington area is a fun and rewarding travel destination. Easily accessible and surprisingly affordable, the area’s delightfully eclectic mix of dining, shopping, history, art and nature are all here waiting for you and your family.

What’s the best thing about being a hometown tourist? It’s so easy to do. Begin with a phone call, e-mail or visit our Visitor Information Centre, which has an extensive collection of maps, guides and profiles of upcoming events for Burlington and other Ontario destinations. Our friendly counsellors will provide you with all the information you need to start making travel plans for a day trip or an extended vacation so you can get away without having to go away. There’s always something new, fun, picturesque, delicious and affordable to elevate your experience in Burlington.   Create your own local bucket list and remember…There’s No Place Like Home!

Come Home 2 Burlington 

Come Home 2 Burlington with so many things to rediscover and events happening throughout the year.  There are so many things to discover from the renewed Royal Botanical Gardens, the state of the art Performing Arts Centre, picturesque Brant St. Pier, growing and vibrant downtown and much more.

Whether you are planning a corporate, college, high school or family reunion or other event, we can link you to facilities, dining establishments, events and visitor information. Burlington is conveniently located along major transportation routes and with access to the beautiful waterfront and escarpment it is a perfect choice for your event/reunion. See listing of Picnic Facilities or contact us for more information.

Bring It Home

Burlington is a great place to live and to do business.  It’s also the perfect place to host conventions, tradeshows, conferences, meetings and special events.  We are asking local businesses, individuals and organization for help in identifying event opportunities and partnering with us to bring them home to Burlington.  Help us showcase our city to your colleagues, friends and family.  Given all that Burlington has to offer, you will be glad you did!

Why Bring it Home?

  • Save Travel costs by hosting meetings and events in your hometown
  • Be an ambassador for your city and take pride in presenting it to visitors
  • Help the local businesses and their employees, improving the quality of life in Burlington
  • Receive recognition in your community for bringing new business to the city

How to Bring it Home

  • Identify professional associations or other businesses that you are affiliated with and ask them to host their next event in Burlington
  • Inform your business/organization colleagues about Burlington venues and services
  • Identify corporate events that could be hosted in Burlington

Contact Tourism Burlington for more information.


National Tourism Week

Celebrate Tourism Week in June 

To celebrate National Tourism Week, Tourism Burlington together with their tourism partners, residents and visitors, are asking Burlingtonians to send an E-Post Card to your friends and family and invite them to beautiful Burlington.  It’s always a great time to “stay-cation” in Burlington!